Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Celebrities and cars - Elvis

Pop culture would have you believe that The King drove only in big pink Cadillacs. After a recent visit to Graceland I was pleasantly surprised that this could not be further from truth. It turns out that Elvis was quite the carguy and his wealth allowed him to purchase some exotic and rare machinery.

Today, Graceland is a mecca for Elvis lovers. It is not just his house, it is a whole theme park. Inside the main pavilion, across from Graceland, is Elvis’ car museum which shows approximately thirty of his cars. There are the obvious Cadillacs, several Rolls Royces, and then there are some very unique whips.
1971 Stutz Blackhawk

One of more interesting cars at the museum was a Stutz Blackhawk. I had no idea what it was, other than the fact that is may have been based on a large GM coupe. I was right, and here is what Wikipedia has to say about it:

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